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Detailed information about current UIS development projects.

Extending the GBN to Hinxton Genome Campus

The Granta Backbone Network (GBN) is the collegiate university’s privately owned fibre optic network. The decision was taken in 2018 to extend the network to Babraham Institute and Wellcome Sanger Institute (Hinxton) to enable greater collaboration between institutions.

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Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Our Desktop and Systems team is currently exploring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as an additional way of providing managed desktop services to the University. This model hosts desktop software on a remote server and uses middleware to make applications available via an internet connection to any device, including desktop PCs, thin clients, phones and tablets.

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New future for Moodle

UIS will be making some important changes to the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle. These changes are required to meet forthcoming accessibility legislation, improve the user experience and help the University simplify its data management.

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Postgraduate Funding Project

The collegiate university would like to create a unified application system for postgraduate funding so that applicants can apply for our internal funding as part of their application for admission (this is currently limited to a few of the larger funders).

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Delays in email delivery between PPSW and Exchange Online tenancies

Jan 22, 2020

Several institutions reported to us that messages to their Exchange Online tenancies were being blocked following routine maintenance to the central email switch (PPSW) on Monday 20 January. We believe we've discovered the cause and implemented a workaround that has cleared the backlog and will prevent this from happening again.

Phone system maintenance on Saturday 1 February

Jan 16, 2020

We're planning to update the University phone system on Saturday 1 February. Desk phones may reboot several times during this process, but there should be no effect on calls.

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